Bee's Teaser Tuesday ~ One Hundred Years of Solitude


I am a fan of magical realism ever since I discovered Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez about 20 years ago.

In autumn I was determined to do a Future Learn course about the latter however, it was too time intensive and I had to stop.

But the course made me read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” again and even though it needed me nearly half a year to finish it I enjoyed it again.

Magical Realism

Wikipedia describes Magical Realism like this:

Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is literature, painting, film, and theater that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, share in common an acceptance of magic in the rational world. It is also sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. Of the four terms, Magical realism is the most commonly used and refers to literature in particular[1]:1–5 that portrays magical or unreal elements as a natural part in an otherwise realistic or mundane environment.

The terms are broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.”[2] Many writers are categorized as “magical realists,” which confuses the term and its wide definition.[3]Magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature, particularly authors including Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Isabel Allende. In English literature, its chief exponents include Salman Rushdie and Alice Hoffman.

About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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My teaser:

“….when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.”

My Goodreads review of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

One Hundred Years of SolitudeOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gabriel Garcia Marquez creates stories and characters full of life and fantasy. His novels challenge your reading experience as time has a different way of existing in his universe.

However, if you are open to lots of characters with the same name, with moving forwards and backwards and all around in time and finding realism tinged with fantasy then you are at the right place.

This novel is the story of the fictional town of Macondo from the beginning to the end. It is also the story of the rise and fall of a family from founding Macondo, to being involved in the wars and new developments of their time to the end.

I have enjoyed every minute of it even though I needed to be in the mood to read it. It certainly is worth a try.

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The Bee Talks With… A. H. Amin


14745-the2bbee2btalks2bwithToday I am honored to introduce you to Ahmed Hameed author of “Kima” a fascinating story about two children, an old woman and whales. Does that make you interested? Well, let’s hear what Ahmed has to say about #amwriting and other related topics:

How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?

A: An old man in a young man’s body. I appreciate classic books and movies more often. One might say I’m a nostalgic person, but only when it comes to arts. I do also like to test the limits of my body once in a while just to feel fresh and not old. I also play the piano, and sometimes I paint with water colors… oh and I’m a dentist…thought I should keep that information about me for last; just in case you have a phobia of dentists.

Q: A fun fact about you?

A: I once jumped from the world highest bungee jump on waters… just a week after I removed the cast from my fractured leg. I did it as a dare against myself. It is not something I would normally do, but until this day I’m glad I went through with it because it made me feel I can accomplish anything. And I conquered my fears… so that’s a bonus I guess.

Q: What made you write in the first place?

A: When I became first aware of my talent. In my first year in the university I met some students who were discussing the making of a movie, I gave them some ideas and they were really impressed. That’s when I realized I have the potentials to create stories. I collected ideas but didn’t actually start any book until one day in 2008, I told my friend about the idea for my first thriller, Psychs. He later called me from a DVD store asking me about my story because he thought it was a movie. That was the day I opened my laptop and wrote that magical word …”Prologue”.

Q: Which author has influenced you and why?

I would have to say James Patterson. Every book he writes is always unique, and he writes in more than one genre, which is how my stories are.

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: That’s too general… I do have a special connection with one book. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one novel I won’t mind reading more than once, I’ve already read it three times. I am spell bound to this particular book in many ways that sometimes I feel that the story is about me.

Q: Your writing making ritual (if you have one)?

A: Yes actually, I do have some rituals that help me with my writing; I listen to music or jog to seek inspiration. When I do either I stimulate my subconscious; best ideas come from there since our consciousness is too busy with our reality. Best medicine to writers block, I’d say.

Q: Your secret “sin” when you write?

A: If something upsets me hours before my writing time, there will be no writing for days (not sure if that’s a good answer, it’s the only thing I could think of)

Q: Do you suffer from writer’s block and if so, what do you do against it?

A: I leave the story and go on with my life… for a while. During that time, my subconscious does all the work for me. When I am back, that writer’s block disappears. There is no point in pushing forward when there is no path to go through. Taking a break from writing for a while is an important writing process for me because I always come back with fresh ideas.

Q: Your advice for apprentice creatives?

A: Patience when you condition your idea, otherwise you’ll waste what could have been the best work of literature. Also, write, write, write, and then write some more, the best author in the world could be out there and we may never know about her or him, because he or she was too lazy to sit down and write.

Thank you. I really enjoyed answering your questions.

The Bee: And thank you for being on “The Bee Talks With…”


Blurb taken from Goodreads:

Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.
Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

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Bee's Teaser Tuesday ~ Lucy Diamond ~ 29Nov16


I had been taking part in Teaser Tuesday for a while but I never got around to read anyone else’s posts or even add my link to the Teaser Tuesday post over at Books and a Beat.

So I decided to make my own where I share a little more about the book itself. If you feel like it copy my idea and leave the link in the comments. I promise I come around to you as you are so kind as to present me with a link on a silver plate ;-).


Today I share with you a book and an author that I discovered a few years back when I was reviewing for “Butterfly-O-Meter”. The author is Lucy Diamond and her books about women and her day-to-day and not so day-to-day troubles are a great entertainment. They are written with humour, understanding and makes you feel like you are meeting a friend or two :-).

Bee's Teaser Tuesday

The book I read in October was “The Secret of Happiness” and who of us doesn’t want to find that one :-).

So here is what Goodreads tells us about it:

“The Secrets of Happiness is an extraordinary tale of sisterhood, from Lucy Diamond author of The Beach Cafe.

The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner

Rachel and Becca aren’t real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.

The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn’t come home one night, Becca is called in to help.
Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister’s life is not so perfect after all: Rachel’s handsome husband
has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all,
nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.

As Becca begins to untangle Rachel’s secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about
her own life, and the future seems uncertain.

But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .”

The teaser I am sharing with you is at the beginning of the book:

“This was it. She had made it. her adrenalin surged as the doors were unlocked and the hot crush of passengers began spilling out onto the platform. She followed numbly, not caring as someone’s suitcased bashed against her legs. Hello Manchester, she thought, stepping down from the train. I’m here to get some answers. Do you have any for me?””

When I write this post I have just read 3 pages but I already can’t wait to find out more 🙂




The Bee Talks With… Dorothy Place


Today I am honoured to introduce you to Dorothy Place an author who won both the Mendocino Coast Writers Short Story Contest and the Estelle Frank Fellowship.

With no further ado though I let her do all the talking 🙂


How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?
I live and work in Davis, California. Since submitting my first short story for publication in 2008, I have had ten stories accepted for publication in literary journals, one of which won first prize in the Mendocino Coast Writers Short Story Contest and the Estelle Frank Fellowship (2010.), another Honorable Mention in the Southern Gothic Revival Short Story contest (2016).
A fun fact about you?
The amazing part of all this is that I didn’t start writing fiction until I was near retirement (statistician and research director at Sacramento State University.) When I started, I vowed that I would be the Grandma Moses of the literary world. Well, after quite a few rejection slips, I thought the only thing I would be replicating in Grandma Moses’ life was her age. But, just when you think it will never happen, it does. My first literary fiction novel will be released November 30, 2016 by SFA Press.
What made you write in the first place?
I started to write with the same thought in mind as many older women. I was going to write for my grandchildren, tell them about the times in which I grew up. It didn’t take me long to realize that, not only were the stories not very interesting, but the grandchildren would have to be wrestled to a standstill, tied to a chair, and force-fed the crap. Anyway, my first, non-memoir short story was written my last day in Arusha, Tanzania (another story, but I do go on) and published almost exactly as I first wrote it. And I was on my way.
Which author has influenced you and why?
An author has many influences on his or her life, and everyone is valuable and every one counts for something. For me, it is the idea, something to grapple with, turn around in your mine, examine, and develop a story and characters that present the idea to your readers. For my first novel, The Heart to Kill, the idea was planted many years before when, as a graduate student, I saw Euripides play, Medea, the play, in which Medea murders her two children. It had such a profound impact on me that, every time a newspaper or newscast reported a case of maternal filicide, I remembered the words of the Greek chorus in Euripides play, “How does she have the heart to kill her flesh and blood?” That thought led to my first novel in which Sarah, a young law student, tries to understand how her friend, JoBeth, had the heart to drown her son and daughter. The current author I hold in high esteem is Margaret Atwood because each of her novel is unique, well written, and fresh.
Do you suffer from artist’s block and if, what do you do against it?
Writing has become such an enjoyable part of myself that I cannot bear to be away from the computer. It takes a great deal of effort to force myself to dress up, go out, and talk to folks. I love what happens inside my head when I write, and I love the individuals who populate my imagination. I never have writer’s block. As John DuFresne (Louisiana Power and Light) said in his master class for the novel, “there is no such thing as writer’s block. A file clerk never comes to work and says I have a filing block. She just comes in and files.” You are writers, he told us. Sit down and write, even if it’s a letter to your relative. That’s what writers do. They write.
Your advice for apprentice creatives?
I don’t have any better advice for young writers than that. All I can say is observe, observe, observe; read, read, read, and write, write, write.

Thank you very much, Dorothy, for being on “Just Fooling Around with Bee” and for taking part in my interview series.


The Heart to Kill by Dorothy Place:

The literary fiction novel, The Heart to Kill, is a story of a horrible crime, an enduring friendship, and personal illumination. Sarah, a student at Northwestern University Law School, returns to her apartment to find two telephone messages. The first is that she has not been chosen for a coveted internship for which her father had arranged an interview; the second is that Sarah’s best friend in high school, JoBeth Ruland, has murdered her two children. To mislead her father about her failure to obtain the internship, Sarah decides to secure a position on JoBeth’s defense team and, against his wishes, returns to her family home in Eight Mile Junction, South Carolina. She sets out to become a vital member of her friend’s defense team and to regain favor with her father, but is not well-prepared for working in a community rife with chauvinism, malice, duplicity, and betrayal. Her efforts are met with the benevolent amusement of the senior law partner, the resentment of the expert trial attorney, the rush to judgement by the folks of Eight Mile Junction, and discovery of the role of several individuals in the degradation of JoBeth. Please visit the author’s website,, where you can read more about the novel, how it came to written, and take a virtual tour of Eight Mile Junction.

Goodreads review by Peggy’s Reviews

You like to know more about Dorothy and purchase her books? Please have a look here:

Dorothy’s Page 

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Bundu ~ Chris Barnard ~ About a book/Ueber ein Buch



October 2016

In 2013 I was still a member of a reading group which concentrated on translated fiction. (In Great Britain there is a prejudice, that translated fiction isn’t really like the original and that is why people do not read it so much. Unless it is a classic or a crime novel. Then it is not viewed as “translated”. They are crazy those Brits 😉 ). I had my old blog set so my book reviews on Goodreads were automatically posted to my old blog. I might do this again with this one but I haven’t found out how to do it yet.

November 2013

Bundu by Chris Barnard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book even though I did not really know in the beginning what to think about it. It’s not clear to me if that is because I did not know the author or anything about the country and culture it was written in. Probably. There were also quite a few expressions which I had to look up because I could not make any sense of them.

What kept me reading was the woman the main character fell in love with. I think it is mainly a love story even though it is described as a hunger disaster and how the characters deal with it in the blurb of the book. But for me Julia, who tries desperately to save the starving people in her vicinity, was the driving character and the one who kept me reading.

I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to know if those two would come together and if there would be a happy end. In the course I learned a lot about South-Africa, about life in Africa and how crazy life in general can be.

Oktober 2016

2013 war ich immer noch Mitglied einer Buchgruppe, die sich auf uebersetzte Literatur konzentrierte. (In Grossbritannien gibt es ein Vorurteil, dass uebersetzte Literatur nicht wirklich so ist wie das original und so wird sie nicht soviel gelesen. Es sei denn es handelt sich um einen Klassiker oder Krimis. Dann werden die Buecher nicht als “uebersetzt” angesehen. Die spinnen, die Briten 😉 ). Auf meinem alten Blog wurden meine Goodreads Besprechungen automatisch veroeffentlicht, was ich vielleicht mit diesem Blog auch wieder machen werde. Aber bisher habe ich noch nicht rausgefunden, wie das geht.

November 2013

Ich habe dieses Buch genossen, obwohl ich zu Beginn nicht richtig wusste, was ich davon halten sollte. Vielleicht kam das daher, dass ich den Autoren nicht kannte und auch nichts von dem Land und der Kultur ueber das es geschrieben wurde wusste. Vermutlich. Da gab es auch einige Ausdruecke, die ich nachschlagen musste, weil sie mir ueberhaupt nichts sagten.

Was mich am lesen gehalten hat, war die Frau, in die sich die Hauptperson verliebt hatte. Ich denke diese Geschichte ist in erster Linie eine Liebesgeschichte auch wenn sie oft als Hungerdesaster und wie die Charaktere damit umgehen, beschrieben wird. Aber Julia, die verzweifelt versucht, die verhungernden Menschen in ihrer Umgebung zu retten, war diejenige, die mich am Lesen hielt.

Ich wollte mehr ueber sie wissen. Ich wollte wissen, ob die zwei zusammenkommen und ob es ein Happy End geben wuerde. Dazwischen habe ich Neues ueber Suedafrika, ueber das Leben in Afrika und wie verrueckt das Leben general manchmal sein kann, gelernt.

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Teaser Tuesday ~ Asa Larsson


Ok, I am cheating here. I have read the book I introduce you to in October, but I bet it’s ok to do that. I never seem to follow the rules properly anyway. Neither do I follow recipes properly either. Never mind. That’s the little rebel in me who had no chance yet to come out ;-).

But here my teaser:

Then Hjalmar goes to the lake to sit on the shore. Has to turn the cheek that has been smacked away from the autumn sun, to prevent it hurting even more.

Asa Larrson, Until Thy Wrath Be Past, A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation, p 226, MacLehose Press, 2011

This is what Goodreads gives us about the book:

Wilma Persson and Simon Kyrö are murdered while diving by an air plane in Vittangijärvi lake. What kind of old secret might they have stumbled upon? And who is this person who is prepared to kill to stop it from becoming public knowledge?

A murder investigation begins as police inspector Anna-Maria Mella is threatened, and prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson is visited by the dead.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


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This Book ~ A Poem


This book

This book

made my mind


and suddenly

my body




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Teaser Tuesday ~ Dana Stabenow


October 2016

I am writing this right in the middle of packing boxes and cleaning bits and bobs. Not keen on moving itself, however, it is great to know we can move into our own home. We can’t wait. When this is posted we are in for about a week and maybe we are online again. If not for today a little teaser in a book that kept me up in October. And a series and author I have discovered through a Kindle free offer: Dana Stabenow and the Kate Shugak series. If you love crime novels and Alaska ~ this is your author and crime series 🙂

Teaser Tuesday

“And Richie?”

“Richie?” Max’s mouth twisted up at one corner. “Richie was next found on the payroll of Jasper Bannister.”

“Tell me you’re kidding.”

Max shook his head. “Oh no. Jasper appreciated loyalty and efficiency in an employee, especially when he needed somebody to get at those hard-to-reach areas.”

A Taint in the Blood by Dana Stabenow, p 228, printed by CPI Group


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


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The Bee Talks With… Jackie Wiles


13226812_1158483294202619_6750942470619726549_nGood afternoon, evening, morning my dear readers. Before I go offline another author interview from a new author. It’s Jackie Wiles and I won’t keep you reading her experience:

How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?

I am an observer. I like to stay quiet and just watch and listen to my surroundings. I find peace in it. I am very passionate about what I do, it’s more than just a passion it’s a life’s dream.

A fun fact about you?

A fun fact about myself is I am a WWE enthusiast. I love going to live events or meeting them at wizard world.

What made you write in the first place?

The reason I started writing was to get away from reality. I like putting myself in my characters shoes and going into another world for a while.

Which author has influenced you and why?

Stephen King has the biggest impact on me. I have loved every single book I have read, I just think he is the most brilliant writer I have come across.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book is called Lucky by Alice Sebold. I have loved that book since I was in junior high school and that is the book that really started to make me want to read.
Your writing ritual (if you have one)? I like to clear my mind from everything, and specifically think about situations that I want my characters in. I will brain storm some ideas and pick the best one and go from there.

Your secret “sin” when you write?

I actually do not have a secret sin with my writing.

Do you suffer from writer’s block and if, what do you do against it?

I had a case of writer’s block, that’s why it took me two years to write my book don’t trust a stranger. I get it occasionally but the main thing I have to do is get in a quiet location, and write what comes to mind when I think of certain topics. That is what has helped me thus far.

Your advice for apprentice creatives?

My advice is to just keep writing, no matter what. You can always go back and change things later. Always believe in yourself and your projects. You are your #1 fan and worst critic. Always take the negative comments with stride, it will only help you with your next projects to come. Stay strong and market yourself, the more you market yourself the better the following you will have!

Thank you very much, Jackie, for being on “Just Fooling Around with Bee” and for taking part in my interview series.


About “Don’t Trust a Stranger”:


Have you ever wanted to date someone online? Do you trust people easily? Sometimes that can be a deadly thing. Never be too careful. Never settle for less than what you deserve.

From an Amazon customer review by Kayla Krantz

In this story, Julia, our protagonist has her heart broken by her boyfriend of three years, James, when he cheats on her with her friend. Devastated, Julia slips into a deep depression in which there seems to be no cure. After a suicide attempt, her family is concerned for her well-being and has her checked into a mental hospital for a few months. She begins to recover over time, especially after hearing the news that her sister, Sam, is pregnant.

After Julia is released from the hospital, she feels well enough to try dating again, especially after her sister starts to date a guy named Tommy. She creates an online profile to try and get herself back into the world, and that’s when she meets Jack, the worst mistake of her life…..


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Letter to Sophie (Traveller of the Century)/ Brief an Sophie (Traveller of the Century) ~ a #bilingual #blogpost


September 2016

This post appeared first on one of my Blogger blogs which are now integrated here at “Just Fooling Around With Bee or “The Bee Writes…”. It was a bilingual blog where I wrote an English blog post and then translated it into German. It was fun but also lots of work so I gave it up in the end. However, I might start doing some new ones later on in the year. For now, I share with you some ideas that reading “Traveller of the Century” by Andres Neuman inspired me to think.

You can find the German translation at the end of the post.

May 2013

Dear Sophie,

Saturday a week ago I have been invited to your Friday salon by a secret source but unfortunately it will not be taking place any more. Wandernburg’s wind has told me a story of a strong willed young woman following the example of her lover and actually being able to leave this place of magic and imprisonment. He also agreed to send you these words where ever you might be now.

I trust the wind you know. It was the north wind that whispered to Vianne in her chocolaterie about new adventures and he always guided her the right way. That is why I trust that my words will find you and you will find your life’s path.

It never seemed to me like you would have made a good wife to Rudi (such a terrible German name 😉 ). Not that I doubt your good intentions but well a woman must do what a woman must do no matter how much her family suffers sometimes. Otherwise the dark one will come and take his toll. You Sophie are a wild creature and deep down in your heart and in your soul you still hear the wild woman murmur to you.

That is why I imagined a wolf beside you when you were holding your bonnet in place close to the river Nulte. Even though I figured it might rather have been Franz. Franz, you know, the dog which accompanied the organ grinder? I wanted to write “The organ grinders dog” but I suspect he is no ones dog but his own. Though he is a good companion to those who follow their instincts and have learned some wisdom. I think the organ grinder liked you and as much as he wanted Hans to have the organ he would have liked you to be accompanied by Franz.

My instincts tell me that you will meet Hans again. I think he will stop in another time forsaken place where he will meet other stories and yes he will make love to another woman or two. I am sure you know that. But he will always compare them to you. He will feel your thighs and your hips and imagine your voice. There is nothing that can wipe out the memories of a woman who runs with the wolves in a man. Nothing!

But sometimes we have to go our own ways. The both of you are strong willed and you have to do things that you can only achieve on your own. But when these are done and it is time to settle down, then the north wind will guide you back together. You will find a little place of your own and maybe, just maybe it will be in Wandernburg.

May your path be a blessed one and may the child you are bearing be as wild as you are.

Sincerely a Bee, who does translate one way or the other 😉

(This letter translates some of the ideas that reading “Traveller of the Century” has inspired in me)

Traveller of the Century, The Detour, books

September 2016

Ich habe diesen Beitrag zum ersten mal auf meinem alten Blogger Blog veroeffentlich, der jetzt hier auf “Just Fooling Around With Bee or “The Bee Writes…” integriert is. Es hatte Spass gemacht zweisprachige Posts zu schreiben aber auch viel Arbeit und so habe ich am Ende aufgegeben. Aber vielleicht werde ich solche posts gegen Ende des Jahres wieder aufnehmen. Bis dahin teile ich meine alten Beitraege mit Euch. Und heute sind das Gedanken, die das Buch “Traveller of the Century” von Andres Neuman in mir erweckt haben. Leider wurde das Buch immernoch nicht ins Deutsche uebersetzt.

Ihr koennt den englischen Teil am Beginn dieses Beitrages finden.

Mai 2013


Liebe Sophie,

Am Samstag vor einer Woche wurde ich zu Ihrem Freitags Salon von einer geheimen Quelle eingeladen aber leider findet dieser nicht mehr statt. Der Wandernburger Wind hat mir zugefluestert, dass eine eigenwillige junge Frau dem Beispiel ihres Liebhabers gefolgt ist und diesen Ort voller Magie ein Einsperrung verlassen hat. Er hat sich auch dazu bereit erklaert Ihnen diese Worte zukommen zu lassen, egal wo Sie sich gerade befinden.

Ich traue dem Wind, muessen Sie wissen. Es war der Nordwind, der Vianne in ihrer Chocolaterie von neuen Abenteuern gefluestert hat und er hat sie immer den richtigen Weg gefuehrt. Deshalb vertraue ich darauf, dass diese Worte Sie finden werden und dass Sie Ihren Lebenspfad finden werden.

Es kam mir niemals so vor, als ob Sie Rudi (so ein furchtbar deutscher Name) eine gute Ehefrau abgegeben haetten. Nicht, dass ich Ihre guten Vorsaetze bezweifle aber manchmal muss eine Frau einfach tun, was eine Frau tun muss, egal wieviel ihre Familie darunter leidet. Ansonsten wird der Schatten kommen und seinen Tribut fordern. Sie Sophie sind eine wilde Kreatur und tief in Ihrem Herzen und in Ihrer Seele hoeren sie noch immer die wilde Frau zu Ihnen wispern.

Deshalb habe ich mir auch einen Wolf an ihrer Seite vorgestellt, als ihre Haube in der Naehe der Nulte festgehalten haben. Obwohl mir dann klar wurde, dass das wohl eher Franz war. Franz, wissen sie, der Hund, der den Orgelspieler begleitet hat? Ich wollte eigentlich “der Hund des Orgelspielers” schreiben aber ich denke Franz gehoert niemandem nur sich selber. Obwohl er ein guter Begleiter ist fuer die, die noch ihren Instinkten folgen und ein bisschen Weisheit erworben haben. Ich denke, der Orgelspieler mochte Sie und genauso wie er wollte, dass Hans seine Orgel bekam, haette er gewollt, dass Franz sie begleitet.

Mein Bauchgefuehlt sagt mir, dass Sie Hans wieder treffen werden. Ich denke, er wird an einem anderen zeitvergessenen Ort auf andere Geschichten treffen und er wird auch eine oder zwei andere Frauen lieben. Ich bin mir sicher Sie wissen das. Aber er wird diese Frauen immer mit Ihnen vergleichen. Er wird Ihre Schenkel und ihre Hueften spueren und sich Ihre Stimme vorstellen. Es gibt nichts, das die Erinnerung an eine Frau, die mit den Woelfen gerannt ist, aus der Erinnerung eines Mannes vertreiben kann. Gar nichts!

Aber manchmal muss man seine eigenen Wege gehen. Sie beide sind eigenwillig und sie muessen Aufgaben erledigen, die sie nur alleine erfuellen koennen. Aber wenn diese erledigt sind und es an der Zeit ist, sich niederzulassen, dann wird der Nordwind, Sie wieder zusammenfuehren. Sie werden einen kleinen Platz ganz fuer Sie alleine finden und vielleicht, vielleicht koennte das in Wandernburg sein.

Moege Ihr Weg gesegnet sein und moege das Kind, das sie unter ihrem Herzen tragen, so wild wie Sie sein.

Mit hochachtungsvollen Gruessen
eine Biene, die auf die eine oder andere Art uebersetzt 😉

(Dieser Brief uebersetzt einige der Ideen, die das Lesen von “Traveller of the Century” in mir inspiriert haben)


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